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National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4 , Canada (Byward Market Area)
613-990-1985
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Ranked #10 of 144 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Dating back to 1880, this visual arts museum holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos.
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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is my favourite place to spend the afternoon inside in the city. If you like art you will love the National Gallery. We own an impressive number of works spanning centuries.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

If you are an art-lover this is a must see. They had so much variety from religious icons from 1200 to contemporary art. I was pleasantly surprised to see so many famous artists' work such as Monet, Dali, Picasso, Gauguin, and Van Gogh,

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My family purchased a package deal at the museum for $99.00. We could visit 8 museums in 7 days. We only had 4 days but we did visit 4 museums. The National Gallery was one of our favorites. My kids are very good with not touching but they did get caught touching a piece of art. Oops! We had lunch... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We loved our visit to the National Gallery. There is a tremendously varied collection with something to suit every taste. The architecture is stunning and the art displayed in a really thoughtful way. This should be on any visitors must do list.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This location really has a variety of interesting and amazing artwork. Very interesting and intriguing, I saw a school of kids when I went and they seemed to enjoy it. Worth the visit if your an art lover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A beautiful building with a fabulous view of the Parliament Buildings and a fantastic collection of art work.

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Guelph, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I'm not an art enthusiast but I really enjoyed my visit here. This is my second time here after several years but I feel like it is just my first. You will be amazed at paintings that are displayed from famous artists like Van Gogh, Monet, etc... Some of them are worth over $100 Million dollars. Make sure you get... More

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Villa Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Special exhibitions are the best part of this gallery-and the gorgeous architecture. This visit we were blown away by the almost overlooked piece in the Rideau Chapel.A MUST SEE AND EXPERIENCE! Thanks to guard Wayne Hurley for steering us to it or we would have missed it. He also explained the portholes and sun driven shades in the building's architecture.... More

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Motueka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Worth a visit to see the comprehensive collection of Canadian art well displayed in chronological order. The building itself is interesting and surrounding grounds have much too see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

At least when we were there, the museum was free after six on Thursday. There is a lot to see but it doesn't seem overwhelming. The vista to parliament is worth a few pictures from inside the building.

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